Got to agree with all the comments. I watched a few good detailing videos on YouTube about rotary polishing and I thought " do I really need to go so far"??
The paint work is free from swirls and holograms so i opted to do this job by hand.
My thumbs and fingers are sore from all of the work needed to use the Step One paint cleaner.
I've got to say that I was amazed at how good it is.. I could see the paint getting whiter as i worked along.
My car had loads of silhouette marks around the windows, lights ( hard to get at areas)and especially the chrome boot badge. No matter how hard I tried to clean the car this grime wouldn't budge. I thought that the car was going to need a re-spray in the near future.
No way did I expect to get the results that i did.. so much so that my son said today that the car looked different!
I'm going to wash the car and post some pictures up in the morning ( I'm still in Night shift mode right now
). The paint is gleaming and the car looks very 'sharp' and not 13 years old
The Deep Crystal paint cleaner is bloody hard work but the end result is well worth the effort. I took me around 9 hours from start to finish which included giving the car a good wash and having to wait to put the wax on because it stated raining and I had to leather and dry the car again.
Step Two Polish didn't make any difference when I tried it on a small area so I moved straight on to the Step Three Carnauba Polish.